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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Just getting over lower right lobe pneumonia. X Ray was clear today but still have chest pain. dull ache and pain with deep breaths.

Just getting over lower right lobe pneumonia.  X Ray was clear today but still have chest pain. dull ache and pain with deep breaths.

Recovery: Recovering from pneumonia can be a long process, and may vary according to general health, smoking history and age. Close follow up with your doctor is a good idea, as well as good nutrition and sufficient rest. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

Yes,: You can get pneumonia again, but unless you have underlying medical issues predisposing you to pneumonia, you shouldn't be at any more increased risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

Depends: From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on ph of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians. ...Read more

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Dr. Amar Ashraf
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Dr. Anthony Fritz
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Dr. Scott Lippe
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If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

Abdominal pain: The diagnosis of crohn's disease can only be made with biopsy results or certain glaring findings on an x-ray or certain very high blood test results - or a combination of all three while the things you listed can cause pain, mistaking them all for crohn's disease does not make a lot of sense. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

Diagnosed with pneumonia.  Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe.  No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest.  Really pneumonia?

Probably.: Consider a followup chest xray in a few weeks. Uncomplicated pneumonia usually resolves or significantly improves. Persistent infiltrates, especially if you are a smoker, often need a ct scan for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin. Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin. Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Post pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon what the causative agent of the pneumonia was, the extent of lung involvement, your personal immune system, and other factors. Give this time, get plenty of rest and a healthy diet. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Finished levaquin 1 week ago 10day for pneumonia in lower lung left lobe, I have post nasal drip and feel weak and fatigue. Chest is clear. Am I ok?

Finished levaquin 1 week ago 10day for pneumonia in lower lung left lobe,  I have post nasal drip and feel weak and fatigue. Chest is clear. Am I ok?

Recovery: Assuming your Followup chest X-ray is normal, the recovery from pneumonia may take more time. Allow yourself time for rest, eat healthy and follow up with your physician as scheduled. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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